The Fiction of Colson Whitehead [S-22-12]
|Location:||SUNY: Maxcy 104|
|Classes:||1 Session 1.5 hours|
|Dates:||Wed 10:00 AM 04/20|
Having won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for two of his recent novels -- The Underground Railroad (2016) and The Nickel Boys (2019) -- Colson Whitehead has taken a place among the most popular and most critically acclaimed living American authors. Over the course of a career spanning three decades and ten books, Whitehead has consistently varied the genre of his writing from book to book in order to challenge his readers not to fall into formulaic habits of reading (and thinking). This course will offer an overview of Whitehead's career with some particular suggestions for how to move through his diverse and rich body of writing.
Special Instructions: Participants will be emailed a PDF of a biographical sketch about Whitehead a week or two before the class meets.